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Poster: Jack o' Roses Date: Jul 8, 2010 5:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Do The Donor Rap & teach others to be Grateful 4 the Dead

Just a friendly reminder to *Do The Donor Rap* at your place of worship &/or employment.

Do you know & can you tell others (to tell others about) the following?

(from http://www.kidney.org/news/newsroom/fs_new/25factsorgdon&;trans.cfm)
"By signing a Uniform Donor Card, an individual indicates his or her wish to be a donor. However, at the time of death, the person's next-of-kin will still be asked to sign a consent form for donation. *It is important for people who wish to be organ and tissue donors to tell their family about this decision so that their wishes will be honored at the time of death*."

(from http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/organdonation.html#cat22)
Experts say that the organs from one donor can save or help as many as 50 people.

(from http://www.transplantliving.org/beforethetransplant/organfacts/default.aspx) (chart)110,536 people are on various US visceral organ waiting lists as of 6/25/10

(from http://www.kidney.org/news/newsroom/fs_new/25factsorgdon&;trans.cfm)
6684 people died in 2008 while waiting for life-saving organ transplants.

(from http://organdonor.gov/donation/religious_views.htm)
Most religions support organ and tissue donation as a charitable act of love and giving: Check out the table "Religious Views on Organ Donation and Transplantation." Use this resource to explain to the pre-rational who consider themselves trans-rational (you know, the superstitious who claim to be religious; along the lines of Ken Wilber's Pre/Trans Fallacy)....Personally, I respect but don't understand our Gypsy, Rastafarian, and Shinto sisters' & brothers' beliefs....

*Do The Donor Rap...& give another of the living a chance to be Grateful for the Dead before s/He's Gone...*
Peace & Love

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Poster: jerrys beard Date: Jul 9, 2010 1:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Do The Donor Rap & teach others to be Grateful 4 the Dead

Preach it brother! Got a little pink dot on my drivers license verifying it.

Can't give blood though...the Red Cross won't let you if you've been in the rainforest in the recent past. Oh well!

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 8, 2010 8:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Do The Donor Rap & teach others to be Grateful 4 the Dead

An excellent drive from the tee .
Hear . Hear . Or in our case , Read . Read . And maybe do ,
Yes ?

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Jul 8, 2010 8:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Do The Donor Rap & teach others to be Grateful 4 the Dead

Way down the fairway. And give blood whenever you can, save a child or a fireman in need.

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Jul 9, 2010 6:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Do The Donor Rap & teach others to be Grateful 4 the Dead

Ditto what UJ52 said!! Find someplace near you and take the time to donate blood!!! That is something so simple to do and can be done repeatedly over the course of a lifetime. One single pint of blood can be used to help as many as seven different people in need. In my local area, there always seems to be a shortage of blood supply. Especially this time of year.
So, make the effort to donate a pint of blood today!!
It will be a huge help to someone who really needs it...and it will make you feel good too!! :-)

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 9, 2010 1:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Do The Donor Rap & teach others to be Grateful 4 the Dead

Just got my driver's license renewed yesterday, and of course, I was a good girl and signed up as an organ donor.

I've always done that, though; it just seems like a no-brainer. I'd let someone use my old shoes, CDs or cooking pots; what the hey would I do with a liver or kidney when the rest of me wasn't around?

I do think Phil's activism has reminded me to say things to others, though. My nephew is getting his license, and I'm reminding him about the organ donor thing.